Anthony Rais is a multi
talented entertainer. In his unique marionette
presentation, Rais shatters the stereotype of kiddie
puppet shows, elevating a centuries old art to new
heights. His peers have honored him with heartfelt
accolades and standing ovations. Rais is no stranger to
the Las Vegas Strip having performed as a featured
specialty act in an extended engagement of “The Magic Of
Paris” in the Paris Las Vegas Casino.
Anthony has performed with Lance Burton in the Monte
Carlo Casino, and with magician Nathan Burton at the
Flamingo Hotel Casino. Other major strip hotel guest
appearances include the Venetian, Tropicana, Four
Seasons and Ballys. From Las Vegas to Dubai,
conventions to galas, he has enchanted and delighted
audiences of all ages with his marionette artistry.
He was one of a select few invited to participate and
perform in a prestigious conference of world renown
puppeteers held at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in
Connecticut. Stretching the limits of
puppetry, Rais, an accomplished figure skater,
introduced his marionettes to the ice stage in a
production of “Magic Ice Rainbow” earning rave reviews.
In the Boston Ballet’s gala production,
“Oui Can-Can You,” Rais’ Marionettes delighted special
guest, Princess Grace of Monaco. His characters are hand
crafted with special attention to detail. Costuming,
music and lighting create a unique entertainment
experience that never fails to delight. Just as Cirque
du Soleil redefined and reenergized our concept of
“circus,” this marionette production brings a fresh, new
vitality to an irresistible theatrical genre. One really
gets caught up in the personalities of the characters,
completely forgetting that they are wood and string.
One of Rais’ featured marionettes is Totolino. Under his
masterful manipulations this endearing clown transcends
the fine line between fantasy and reality. The
presentation is evidence of Rais’ painstaking attention
to movement, expression and detail. Amazingly life-like, Totolino will amuse you, he will charm you, and
ultimately he will tug at your heartstrings. The end
result is nothing short of genius.
For a whimsical interlude, Rais created Rigga
More-Tease. She could certainly qualify as the world’s
oldest dancer. She will tease your mind and tickle your
funny bone with her spicy striptease. This “bone-a-fide”
lady leaves nothing to the imagination as she has
already taken it all off!
In his belief that animals rule the world, Rais
introduced Sweetie, the canine version of everyone’s
best friend. Sweetie truly inspires “puppy love”
which motivates her fans to adopt a homeless pet.
Prepare to be mesmerized!
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